Update: How My TBR is Going

So I published my January TBR a little over a week ago, and I just wanted to give an update on my progress with the TBR I posted. When I first put together my TBR, school hadn’t started yet, so I was feeling really ambitious. However, I have read three (In Order to LiveGoodbye Tsugumi, and Shatter Me) of the six books I posted (which is actually pretty good for a reader who has just recovered from a massive reading slump!). I’m also going to be working through books I’ve since been assigned for school reading.

Aside from school slowing down my reading, my TBR has also been influenced by my chronic book-buying tendencies. I have made a couple trips to my local Goodwill bookstores as well as my library bookstore. It’s hard not to buy books when they’re only 50 cents to two dollars! Not only that, but I also splurged on a huge Bookoutlet order, that I only regret just a little bit (but not really, let’s get real). I’m so excited to show you guys the books that I’ve bought this month!

I’m currently working through Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng. It’s definitely a much slower paced read than Shatter Me, which is the last book I read, but I’m still really enjoying it. For school, I’m reading a collection of poems from Pulitzer Prize winning poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith called, Life on Mars, and I will soon be starting The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison.

I hope you guys have lovely week. Let me know what you guys have been reading this month and how you are progressing through your January TBRs!


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January TBR!

I’m back! I’m so inconsistent with this blog, but I’m making it one of my New Year’s resolutions to keep with it and stay consistent with my posts.

For my first post of the New Year, I thought it would be fitting to catch you guys up on what I’m hoping to read in the month of January. So, here is my January TBR! As usual, I will leave a Goodreads link for each book in case you’re interested in reading the synopsis!

In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park

Goodreads link here

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Goodreads link here

Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto

Goodreads link here

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Goodreads link here

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Goodreads link here

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Goodreads link here


I hope you enjoyed my January TBR. If you’ve read any of these books, let me know your thoughts on them!!

What books are you guys reading this month?

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Happy New Year! My January TBR

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Well, 2016 has finally come to a close. While many have their qualms with the events that unfolded in the past year, I have to say it was the best year of my life. I got engaged exactly a year ago (on New Year’s), I got married in August, my husband and I rescued a kitten to add to our little family of us and our cats, and I finally exceeded my 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge! I set my Reading Challenge at a humble 50 books because I knew school would make reading a true challenge, but I went beyond that by reading 61 books.

This year, I have raised my goal to 75 books, and I’m feeling pretty confident that I can fulfill that goal. I hope to raise my goal each year and keep surprising myself. That being said, I want to get a good head-start on my 2017 Reading Challenge, so here’s my January TBR:

  • Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas (currently reading)
  • City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare
  • Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon

I’m keeping the TBR nice and short, so I don’t get too intimidated. And, of course, there is a likely chance I will stray far from this TBR, but they’re fun to make anyway aren’t they?

Comment below and let me know what your TBR is and what you’re currently reading. I hope you all had safe and happy holidays, and Happy New Year!


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